Architect magazine took home the Grand Neal award, the top prize at the annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Thursday, for its article, “The Climate is Changing. So Must Architecture.” Designed to honor the “most outstanding entry” out of all of the winners in all of the categories, the Grand Neal is awarded to the entrant who scores the highest in the three areas of judging: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship.
“It’s heartening for an editorial package on climate change to earn the honor and exposure of a Grand Neal,” says Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect and VP of editorial. “The threat is existential, and our elected leaders are failing to address it.”
Honorable mentions for this category include SourceMedia’s American Banker article “How Far Does American Samoa Have to Go to Get a Bank?” as the first runner up, IEEE Media’s IEEE Spectrum’s Blockchain Special Issue as the second runner up, and Crain Communications, Inc.’s Automotive News article “Redesigning the Industry” as the third runner up.
With over six decades of experience in recognizing editorial excellence in b2b media, the Neal Awards have grown to become highly selective honors, using over 150 experienced business media editors to judge the growing number of applicants every year.
Taking home the most awards from the most categories was Crain Communications Inc. with six total wins, three of which are attributed to their publication Ad Age. Ad Age won for Best Industry Coverage overall, and Best Single Issue of a Tabloid/Newspaper/Magazine as well as Best Overall Art Direction/Design within the brand revenue category of over $7 million. Crain Communications Inc.’s other brands won for Best Single Article ($3-$7 million), Best Series (over $7 million), Best News Coverage ($3-$7 million).
Winsight came in second for achieving the most awards with five total wins across four of their brands. Its publication Restaurant Business took home Best Single Issue of a Tabloid/Newspaper/Magazine ($3-$7 million), as well as the Best Art Direction for a Single Article or Cover in the same brand revenue category. The company also grabbed awards in the categories of Best Overall Art Direction/Design, and Best Website.
ALM and BNP Media followed behind Winsight, tied with each winning four awards. BNP Media’s Engineering News-Record secured all of the company’s awards in the categories of Best Use of Video/Webcast overall, Best Art Direction for a Single Article or Cover (over $7 million), Best Technical Content (over $7 million), and Best News Coverage (over $7 million). ALM won in the categories of Best Series (less than $3 million), Best Infographics overall, Best Website (over $7 million), and Best Range of Work by a Single Author ($3-$7 million).
Architect‘s Grand Neal was one of three wins for Hanley Wood. Architect also won in the Best Subject-Related Package category, and The Journal of Light Construction took home a win for Best Technical Content.
View the full list of Neal Awards winners here.